This week I attended the Data Justice Conference. This event is organized every two years by the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) to bring together international scholars, practitioners, activists, and community groups to discuss issues around the relationship between datafication and social justice. This edition, originally planned for May 2020 in Cardiff and finally held online due to the pandemic, focused on possibilities and challenges of civic participation in a datafied society.
I was involved in three contributions that were presented in the conference:
- The Impact of Rankings on Online Petition Signing with Scott A. Hale (Oxford Internet Institute / Alan Turing Institute), Chico Q. Camargo (University of Exeter / Oxford Internet Institute / Alan Turing Institute), Helen Z. Margetts (Oxford Internet Institute / Alan Turing Institute), Taha Yasseri (University College Dublin), Andreas Kaltenbrunner (ISI Foundation) and Vicenç Gómez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).
- Auditing the Urban Planning Process in Decidim Barcelona with Ana Valdivia (King’s College London), Andreas Kaltenbrunner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Vicenç Gómez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).
- Citizen Science Data Governance powered by the DECODE project with Oleguer Sagarra (DRIBIA Data Research), Sam Mulube (Thingful), Rohit Kumar (Eurecat), Guillem Camprodon (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia), Mara Balestrini (Ideas for Change), Javier Rodríguez (Ajuntament de Barcelona), Pau Balcells (Ajuntament de Barcelona) and David Laniado (Eurecat).
The conference became an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback, be inspired by outstanding research projects and catch up with former collaborators and friends 🙂